Steelers News Steelers Hire Pitt Alum, Sharon Native Teryl Austin Published 6 days ago on January 11, 2019 By Mike Vukovcan 41shares Share Tweet Flipboard Reddit Comment EmailMike Tomlin started the process of adding new blood to his 2019 coaching staff on Friday with the hiring of a local product that played at Pitt. The Steelers announced today the hiring of veteran NFL assistant coach Teryl Austin as senior defensive assistant/secondary. Austin is a native of Sharon, Pa., and a former four-year letterman and three-year starter at Pitt. Last season, Austin was defensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals before being fired mid-season by Marvin Lewis. In total, Austin has 15 years of NFL coaching experience, including stops as defensive coordinator with Detroit (2014-17) and secondary coach with Baltimore Ravens (2011-13), Arizona Cardinals (2007-09) and the Seattle Seahawks (2003-06). Prior to coaching in the NFL, Austin was part of college programs at Penn State, Wake Forest, Syracuse, Michigan and Florida. Nothing official from the Steelers concerning Austin’s exact responsibilities but considering his vast experience and the teams struggles, on paper it looks like a good hire by Tomlin. 41shares Share Tweet Flipboard Reddit Comment Email Related Topics:featuredKeith ButlerMike TomlinPittsburgh SteelersTeryl Austin Up Next Mike Munchak Leaving Steelers for Same Position With Broncos Don't Miss Steelers Sign Former Pine-Richland, YSU Tight End Kevin Rader Mike Vukovcan Continue Reading You may like Art Rooney II Opens up on Bell, Brown, Tomlin and More Buccaneers Hire Former Steeler Randle El Mic Drop: Munchak Leaving for Broncos Speaks to Steelers Mess Mike Munchak Leaving Steelers for Same Position With Broncos Jerry Rice on Antonio Brown: ‘He Wants to Come Here Really Bad’ Is Ben Roethlisberger a Bad Teammate? Ex-Teammates, Poll Say Yes Click to comment Leave a Reply This comment form is under antispam protection This comment form is under antispam protection Subscribe Notify of new follow-up comments new replies to my comments Steelers Now in Your Mailbox! Enter your email address to subscribe and get notifications of new posts in your mailbox. Email Address Latest Popular Videos Steelers1 hour ago T.J. Watt Named to the 2019 Pro Bowl Team Steelers23 hours ago Art Rooney II Opens up on Bell, Brown, Tomlin and More Steelers History2 days ago Troy Polamalu Elected to College Football Hall of Fame NFL2 days ago Buccaneers Hire Former Steeler Randle El Steelers Talk2 days ago Mic Drop: Munchak Leaving for Broncos Speaks to Steelers Mess Steelers7 days ago Antonio Brown Trade Inevitable After Rooney Comments Steelers5 days ago The Steelers 2019 Draft Could Determine Future of Franchise Steelers4 days ago Is Ben Roethlisberger a Bad Teammate? Ex-Teammates, Poll Say Yes Steelers News6 days ago Steelers Hire Pitt Alum, Sharon Native Teryl Austin Steelers6 days ago Which Teams Could be a Good Match for Steelers/Antonio Brown Trade? Steelers Talk6 days ago Mic Drop: Trade Tomlin, Promote Munchak Steelers Talk1 week ago Mic Drop: Gregg Williams Should Replace Keith Butler Steelers Talk2 weeks ago Mic Drop: Joey Porter Gone, More Steelers Change Coming Steelers Talk2 weeks ago Mic Drop: Steelers Must Trade Antonio Brown Mike Tomlin Press Conference2 weeks ago Mike Tomlin End of Season Press Conference 1/2/19 Like us on Facebook! Like us on Facebook!